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  • Review of the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards for Safe Food Consensus Study
    The committee was charged with defining the relationship between public health objectives and a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based approach to food safety. There are also two subcommittees, one on meat and poultry and one on...
  • Military Nutrition Research Standing Committee
    This study began in October 1982 following a request by the Assistant Surgeon General of the Army that the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences set up a committee to advise the U.S. Department of Defense on the need for and...
  • International Nutrition - Vitamin C in Food Aid Commodities Consensus Study
    The purpose of this study was to address the cost-effectiveness and advisability of increasing the level of vitamin C used to fortify selected food aid commodities (wheat-soy blend and corn-soy blend) provided by the US. Agency for International...
  • Implications of Dioxin in the Food Supply Consensus Study
    An Institute of Medicine committee conducted a study to review the scientific evidence of the impact of dioxin and dioxin-like compounds on the safety of the U.S. food supply.
  • Framework for Evaluating the Safety of Dietary Supplements Consensus Study
    This committee was charged with the task of providing a framework for evaluating dietary supplement ingredients. The framework focused on ingredients in dietary supplements marketed in the United States.
  • Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine, through its Food and Nutrition Board, will conduct a 24-month study that will be a thorough and comprehensive review of the evidence base for the safety of ingredients new to oral formulas for term infants.
  • Examination of the Evolving Science in Dietary Supplements Consensus Study
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  • Proposed Definition of Dietary Fiber Consensus Study
    The panel developed a proposed definition for dietary fiber, based on review of other proposed definitions and those currently in use by the Canadian and U.S. governments.
  • Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients Consensus Study
    The Food and Nutrition Board's (FNB's) Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Standing Committee has recently established the Panel on Macronutrients to review and evaluate the scientific literature and interpret the depth of current knowledge on protein,...
  • Panel on Micronutrients Consensus Study
    In October 1998, the Institute of Medicine, through the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) and the Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, established a 14-member panel to review the scientific literature regarding...